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Eugene F. Nye was born in Madison county February 15, 1850, a grandson of Ebenezer of Connecticut who died in Madison county aged seventy-four, and a son of Ebenezer L., who married Rebecca Pruyn, born in Herkimer county, who died aged sixty-three. Their children were Eugene F., Irving M., Mary A., Hattie and Maude E., all deceased but subject. The grandfather was a solder in the war of 1812. The father of our subject, who is still living aged seventy-two, was for eighteen years a dealer in furnishing and undertaking. Eugene F. was educated in Oneida Seminary and Sandy Creek High School, finishing at Poughkeepsie Business College, after which he engaged with the R. W. & O. Railroad as clerk. He was afterward six years in the marble and granite business in Sandy Creek, and in 1880 started in the general furnishing and undertaking business, under the firm name of E. L. Nye & Son, which still continues. The firm is the only one of the kind in the town, and uses the latest process of embalming, in which our subject is an expert. March 7, 1877, he married Susan A. Caswell of Oswego county, daughter of Charles and Mary (Fowler) Caswell. The have adopted one child, Lulu, who lived to be six years of age, dying August 15, 1888. Mr. Nye was for four years a member of the Sandy Creek Bank.


Source: Churchill, John C.  Landmarks of Oswego County, New York. Syracuse, N. Y.: D. Mason & Company, Publishers, 1895, p. 250.



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